By Sean Riley
Sean Riley, Jay Dobyns and Chris Fields are not stories of success, rather those of three men who were brought down to their knees contemplating life, what it meant and if it was worth living. All three served the citizens, their cities, communities and country they swore by oath to do so with honor yet they were incapable of helping themselves. After much reflection, soul searching and receiving help from others they’ve learned how to live life. What all three men share in common is they could not get help on their own.
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By Sean Riley
I always enjoy seeing my dear friend and co-presenter Forensic Police Psychologist Dr. Laura Brodie (I’ll talk about her later). As many first responders know, being ordered to visit the psychologist is usually not a career enhancer. First off they’re commonly sub-contracted by the department and the perception is that they may be biased for the department because that’s who’s paying the bill. Right, wrong or indifferent the door is wide open to challenge this as the first responder knows that some kind of report is going back to their agency.
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You hear the screams no one wants to here, you talk to the people no one wants to talk to. 9-1-1 Professionals, the calm before the storm. The emotional toll placed upon the telecommunications community has not been addressed and these brave men and women who serve deserve to not only survive but also thrive in life. You are the unseen, underpaid and underappreciated… UNTIL NOW!!!
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